Post the 2009 economic crisis, investors have been on the hunt for financial avenues with higher returns and lesser tenure. Enter Alternative Finance, the new-age sibling of traditional finance and banking. The alternative finance industry has seen a boom worldwide and India too is catching up on the trend.
In the past, our parents invested in traditional financial instruments like fixed deposits, real estate, gold, insurance policies and the like. Fast-forward to the present day. You have a great job, you earn well and you’re looking to invest some money. Sure, we all know about the conventional routes of investment. But what about alternative investments, the latest buzz word in the financial world? In a nutshell, alternative investments can be defined as any form of investment that falls outside of conventional banking and stock market investment. Here we introduce you to some of the popular forms of alternative investments.